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How to Keep Your Company Vehicles in Good Condition

There are numerous benefits that go along with being part of a company. Oftentimes, a major benefit is the use of company vehicles. However, these vehicles are not to be used for pleasure or for a night on the town. These are strictly for professional use only. But there are some cases where an accident happens, or the vehicle is damaged. Here’s how to keep your company vehicles in good condition.

Proper Training

Car accidents can happen at any time and anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you can’t minimize the risk. In order to reduce the risk of an accident, you’ll need to give your employees the proper training. In addition, set guidelines and rules for everyone who plans to use the vehicles.

Maintenance

Before letting employees drive company vehicles, always check to see if the vehicles are up to manufacturer standards. It’s always important to maintain the company vehicles before anyone uses them. Just like an accident can occur at any given moment, malfunctioning can as well. Have a mechanic take a look at the vehicles to make sure everything is working properly. Some key things to look out for is if there is a leak in the gas canister, deflated tires, and if the engine is making an unsettling noise.

Safety Protocols

It’s advised that a lack of safety protocols could cause accidents, so it’s essential that you enforce them. Remember to tell them to drive slowly, have a sufficient amount of energy, do not use any electronics while operating the vehicle and be mindful of the weather. Caution is key to a safe trip. Also, be clear that the company vehicles are for professional use.

Utilize Technology

Finally, a surefire way to always keep the company cars in good condition is incorporating technology. Adding a rear-view camera will make it much easier to see what’s behind the car. If possible, have an automatic emergency brake feature. And just to be on the safe side, install a camera that records the entire venture of the person who was using the vehicle. This is done to make sure they aren’t up to any shenanigans with the company’s car. It’s always important to proceed with caution when letting employees get behind the wheel.

Driving a company car is a privilege that an employee should never abuse. You should be able to trust your employees to take care of the company car, but accidents can still happen. By taking these precautions, though, your company vehicles should always be in good condition.   

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